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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
LIVE AT HAMER HALL – OUT FRI DEC 3
LISTEN/WATCH HERE
DOWNLOAD IMAGES + ARTWORK HERE
Photo Credit: Geoff Maddock
THE TESKEY BROTHERS’ ACCLAIMED 2020 PERFORMANCE WITH ORCHESTRA VICTORIA TO BE RELEASED ON DIGITAL, CD & DELUXE VINYL
‘SO CAUGHT UP (LIVE AT HAMER HALL, 2020)’ OUT NOW
A LIVE SHOW WITH ORCHESTRA VICTORIA ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY 2022
Ivy League Records is extremely proud to announce The Teskey Brothers acclaimed 2020 Christmas performance with Orchestra Victoria, Live At Hamer Hall, will for the first time be released for fans to purchase and stream on Friday December 3. On Live At Hamer Hall, the ARIA-winning, Grammy-nominated group’s songs were spectacularly reimagined by arranger Jamie Messenger and performed live onstage at the iconic Melbourne venue with Orchestra Victoria, led by conductor Nicholas Buc, and streamed live to fans across the world on YouTube. The 50-minute performance features hits from the band’s two critically acclaimed albums Run Home Slow (2019) and Half Mile Harvest (2017) and their two original Teskey Brothers Christmas songs, ‘Dreaming Of A Christmas With You’ and ‘Highway Home For Christmas’.

To coincide with the announce, the band will reunite with Orchestra Victoria for a special performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday January 22. Pre-sale is available to The Teskey Brothers mailing list subscribers from 9.00am AEDT this Friday October 15, followed by General on-sale at 10.00am AEDT on Monday October 18.

 
Last December, mid-pandemic, on a muggy post-lockdown Melbourne morning, Sam, Brendon, Liam and Josh found themselves in the enviable position of performing a set to an empty Hamer Hall with Orchestra Victoria. The group had been tapped by Arts Centre Melbourne and Orchestra Victoria management to provide repertoire for a stopgap recording project following the cancellation of the orchestra’s scheduled classical season. The band jumped at the chance.

“We’d grown up listening to some live albums that have orchestras; I never expected we’d be on one, especially something as grandiose as Orchestra Victoria at Hamer Hall,” says drummer Liam Gough.

“I thought it would be a long and laborious process to translate our songs into orchestral form, but Jamie Messenger (arranger) and Nicholas Buc (conductor) were super across it,” says Brendon Love, bassist and key architect behind the band’s sound. “We had some Zoom calls with Jamie and told him what we like and don’t like, we wanted to keep it stabby and pizzicato. More fun.”

The collaboration was filmed and subsequently uploaded to YouTube in December 2020, a Christmas gift for Teskey fans around the world who at that point were seriously starved of live music. The feedback was unanimously glowing, leaving everyone little choice but to mix down and manufacture this “masterpiece” into a live album for wider release the following Christmas, 2021.

It only took a few takes but it’s no great surprise they nailed it. Everything The Teskey Brothers do comes back to the same indefatigable ethos they’ve had since busking at St Andrews Market in the early 2000s. They compromise on nothing; a trait that is never more evident than when listening to their two studio albums, Half Mile Harvest and their 3 x ARIA Award-winning album Run Home Slow, where attention was given in equal measure to purist analogue recording techniques, timeless songwriting, and accomplished free-flowing performances. In 2020, the group released their first live album,  Live At The Forum album, resulting in the band’s first ARIA #1 charting. That album was, again, painstakingly recorded the analogue way via a tape machine camped side of stage during a four-night sold out run at the iconic Melbourne venue.

On Live at Hamer Hall, The Teskey Brothers continue to push the boundaries of musical possibility, a bold extension of their beloved catalogue. As luck would have it, the album is being released just as the world is re-opening to live music. Live at Hamer Hall is available to pre-order now on digital, CD & limited-edition double vinyl, which is translucent red, heavyweight (180g) and housed in a gatefold. As a taste of what’s to come, ‘So Caught Up (Live At Hamer Hall, 2020)’ is now available on all DSPs.

THE TESKEY BROTHERS WITH ORCHESTRA VICTORIA

Sat Jan 22 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, VIC
Support: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Pre-sale available (only to mailing list subscribers) 9am Friday October 15
General on sale 10am Monday October 18

For further information:
theteskeybrothers.com

The Teskey Brothers are:
Josh Teskey – vocals & rhythm guitar
Sam Teskey – lead guitar
Brendan Love – bass guitar
Liam Gough – drums

Download The Teskey Brothers GIFs here.

NICHOLAS BUC, CONDUCTOR
Nicholas Buc is a composer, conductor and arranger. He has worked with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Chris Botti, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and was conductor/arranger for Tina Arena on seven Australian tours. He has written arrangements for The Avalanches, Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe and Vera Blue as well as working on Junior MasterChef (2020) and five seasons of The Voice Australia. He is also a highly sought after conductor for live film concerts, having conducted the world premieres of John Williams’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hans Zimmer’s The Lion King (2019), Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Alexandre Desplat’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

For further information: nicholasbuc.com

JAMIE MESSENGER, ARRANGER

Jamie Messenger is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jamie has composed music for every major Australian symphony orchestra, collaborated with many of the country’s most successful artists including Sia, Mo’Ju, and the Hilltop Hoods and composed soundtracks to award winning Film and TV projects.

For further information: jamiemessenger.com

The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria – Live At Hamer Hall

Out Friday 3 December through Ivy League Records

Pre-order here

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